Ballet Academy East

Todays Date: 12/15/19
Last Update: 08/08/19 12:57:05 PM

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Address: 1651 Third Ave
New York, NY    10128

Phone: (212) 410-9140

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Dances Patrelle

Announces Student Auditions for

The Yorkville Nutcracker

 

Dances Patrelle announces young dancer auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, NYC. Courtesy of New York City Ballet, Abi Stafford will return as the Sugar Plum Fairy and partnering her will be Ask La Cour.

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019 beginning at 2pm for ages 13 and up.* (Registration starts at 1pm)

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12:30-1:30pm for 6-9 year olds. (Registration starts at 11:30am)

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2pm-3:30pm for 10-12 year olds. (Registration starts at 1:15pm)

 

Dancers should arrive in appropriate dance attire.

* (Soloist Roles - Ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe).

 

Parents of children ages 6 - 12 must attend a parent information briefing, which will be held during the first half hour of each audition.

 

Production Fee: $275. Limited scholarships are available. Download, Complete, Print and Bring the Registration Form to Audition, available athttps://www.dancespatrelle.org/

 

Comprehensive rehearsal schedule will be available at audition. All students must be currently enrolled in a ballet school. Weekly rehearsals will begin Saturday, September 21st for older dancers, rehearsals for younger dancers will begin in October.

 

Dances Patrelle will present The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 12-15, 2019 at the Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC.

 

For questions, email nutcracker@dancespatrelle.org.

 

This year marks the 24th anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists. This year, Abi Stafford of New York City Ballet will be the Sugar Plum Fairy and Ask la Cour of New York City Ballet will be the Cavalier.

 

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebratingits 26th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York - the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites. Mr. Patrelle's body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Madame X,Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue. Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with "a personal vision...classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance," Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri, commissioning four original scores including 2009's Murder at the Masque for dP's 20th Anniversary. Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars such as Marcelo Gomes, Jenifer Ringer, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, and Cynthia Gregory among its dancers. For 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance. In 2013, the company was named the resident ballet company of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.

 

"In Francis Patrelle's ballets, the characters come alive. His choreography is full of heart and soul." 
- Cynthia Gregory, Prima Ballerina

 

For more information, visit www.dancespatrelle.org.

 

 

Ballet Academy East announces Auditions for the Pre-Professional Ballet Division on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5pm at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor, NYC. Auditions will be held for students 7-19 years old. The audition fee is $20. To register, visit www.baenyc.com, click on “Pre-Professional Division” and follow the online instructions, call 212-410-9140, or email info@baenyc.com. Full-Year Tuition Scholarships will be awarded to select male students. Financial aid is available to deserving male and female students.

 

The fall semester will begin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The Pre-Professional Ballet Division is designed to provide professional training for careers in ballet. The comprehensive BAE syllabus was created by Darla Hoover and is based on the teachings of Marcia Dale Weary. The syllabus is designed to develop technically strong, expressive ballet dancers, who ultimately can adapt to any style. The Pre-Professional Ballet Division consists of nine levels. Each student is evaluated by the BAE faculty and placed into the level where she/he will benefit most from their classes. The curriculum includes technique, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men’s weight training, modern and character. Performing opportunities give students the chance to further develop their artistic and technical skills. BAE presents two annual student productions: the Studio Showing in February, and the Spring Performance in May.


The faculty is led by Associate Artistic Director Darla Hoover and includes Charles Askegard, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Cynthia Birdwell, Olga Dvorovenko, Peter Frame, Jenna Lavin, Joseph Malbrough, Tara Mora, Francis Patrelle, Elizabeth Walker, Wendy Whelan and Cheryl Yeager. The permanent guest faculty includes Nicholas Ade, Stacy Caddell and Jennifer Davidson.

 

About Ballet Academy East

Ballet Academy East trains dancers for professional careers in ballet. The faculty is led by artistic director Darla Hoover and includes Maxim Beloserkovsky, Cynthia Birdwell, Olga Dvorovenko, Peter Frame, Jenna Lavin, Joseph Malbrough, Tara Mora, Francis Patrelle, Elizabeth Walker and Cheryl Yeager. The comprehensive syllabus was created by Darla Hoover and is designed to develop technically strong, expressive ballet dancers, who ultimately can adapt to any style. The curriculum includes technique classes, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men’s weight training, modern, and character. Performing opportunities include two annual productions: the Studio Showing in February and the Spring Performance in May. The director and founder of Ballet Academy East is Julia Dubno.

 

For more information, visit www.baenyc.com.

 

Ballet Academy East is proud to announce that Wendy Whelan will join the Pre-Professional Division Faculty.  Ms. Whalen’s tenure will begin with Ballet Academy East’s Summer Intensive from August 18-29 and will continue through the school year, which begins on September 16, 2014.  Ms. Whalen will primarily teach the upper level students of the Pre-Professional Division.

 

Wendy Whelan was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where at the age of three she began taking dance classes with Virginia Wooton, a local teacher. At age eight she performed as a mouse with the Louisville Ballet in its annual production of The Nutcracker. Joining the Louisville Ballet Academy that year, she began intense professional training. In 1981 she received a scholarship to the summer course at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet and a year later she moved to New York to become a full-time student there. She was invited to become a member of the New York City Ballet corps de ballet in 1986 and was promoted to principal dancer in 1991. Whelan has performed a wide spectrum of the Balanchine repertory and worked closely with Jerome Robbins on many of his ballets. She has originated featured roles in 13 ballets for Christopher Wheeldon, as well as in the ballets of William Forsythe, Alexei Ratmansky, Wayne McGregor, Jorma Elo, Shen Wei, Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp. In 2007, Whelan was nominated for an Olivier Award and a Critics Circle Award for her performances with Morphoses/Wheeldon Company. She has been a guest artist with The Royal Ballet and with the Kirov Ballet. She received the 2007 Dance Magazine Award, and in 2009 was given a Doctorate of Arts, honoris causa, from Bellarmine University. In 2011, she was honored with both The Jerome Robbins Award and a Bessie Award for her Sustained Achievement in Performance. 

In 2012, Whelan began developing new collaborative projects. Her inaugural project, Restless Creature, which premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August of 2013, is a suite of four duets, created by and danced with four of todays most cutting edge contemporary dancer/choreographers, Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo. Restless Creature will travel to London and Vail in 2014 and will tour in the US starting in January 2015.  Whelan was recently appointed an Artistic Associate at New York's City Center and for two years beginning November 1, 2014, City Center will be her home for developing future projects.  She resides in New York City with her husband, the artist David Michalek.

About Ballet Academy East

Ballet Academy East trains dancers for professional careers in ballet. The faculty is led by artistic director Darla Hoover and includes Maxim Beloserkovsky, Cynthia Birdwell, Olga Dvorovenko, Peter Frame, Jenna Lavin, Joseph Malbrough, Tara Mora, Francis Patrelle, Elizabeth Walker and Cheryl Yeager. The comprehensive syllabus was created by Darla Hoover and is designed to develop technically strong, expressive ballet dancers, who ultimately can adapt to any style. The curriculum includes technique classes, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men’s weight training, modern, and character. Performing opportunities include two annual productions: the Studio Showing in February and the Spring Performance in May. The director and founder of Ballet Academy East is Julia Dubno.

 

For more information, visit www.baenyc.com.